Tag: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

IndyCar: Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis 500 is known as the Great American Race, it’s held Memorial Day weekend along with the Monaco Grand Prix and the Coca-Cola 600. Motorsports biggest weekend in the world! If you have never been to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway you need to just once in your life. The history and the size of the track is something that television doesn’t do justice.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is so big that you can fit Churchill Downs, Rose Bowl, Roman Coliseum, White House, Liberty Island, Yankee Stadium, Taj Mahal, and Vatican City.

This is my 6th Indianapolis 500 and I got to work with another amazing crew to produce some beautiful images for USA Today Sports. My main priority was working features and the grid prior to the race and then shooting outside of turn 1 and in between turn 1 and 2.

The biggest crash of the race literally happened right in front of me, the cars crashed right in front of the safer barrier at my shooting position so I bailed out of the way. In my head I wanted to stay with it but with parts flying in the air, no thanks!

I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day, enjoy!

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IndyCar: Indianapolis 500

The 2014 Indianapolis 500 is my fifth time covering The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. The history behind the Indianapolis Speedway is like no other track in the country. The first race at the track was in 1911 and this was the 98th running of the 500.

Be able to be one of the 250,000 spectators to be part of the race on Memorial Day Weekend is very special. Let’s get on with the photos.

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After covering midweek NASCAR Truck race in Eldora, I headed to Indianapolis to cover the Brickyard 400 at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race is usually single file with no crashes, but the history behind the Brickyard 400 is worth the coverage.

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May 26, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; IndyCar driver JR Hilderbrand crashes during the running of the 2013 Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Indianapolis 500 is the greatest spectacle in racing and is considered one of the three most prestigious motorsports events in the world.  With 275,000 people in the track to watch the race the atmosphere is one of the best I experience year after year.

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